Pool Cleaning Basics

Pool Cleaning Basics

If you own a pool, you already know what a luxury and enjoyment it can be, as well as the need to  keep it clean and safe with regular swimming pool cleaning. Cleaning your swimming pool doesn’t have to be difficult. You just need to learn a few basics, understand the products needed, as well as the timing. Some things need to be done everyday and other things can be a part of a schedule for maintenance. Creating A Schedule For Pool Cleaning Cleaning The Skimmer Baskets. If you create a schedule of the things that need to be done, it’s much less daunting. You will want to check the skimmer baskets on a daily basis, especially if your pool is near trees. At the very least, you should clean the skimmers a few times a week. If these skimmer baskets aren’t cleaned, your pool will begin to get backwash, which can create problems such as clogging pipes that go to the pump room. That can lead to the pool’s filtration system being compromised. Vacuuming The Pool. You should plan on vacuuming the pool about once a week. If you see that the pool is getting leaves or other debris more often, then you will need to clean it more often. The debris will negatively affect the pH levels of the water. Cleaning The Tiles. Myrtle Beach swimming pool cleaning also includes keeping the tiles clean. This should be done weekly in order to keep the pool clean and beautiful. You can get away with a little less often if need be, but keep an eye on it. Cleaning...
Top Ten Questions About Myrtle Beach Pool Care

Top Ten Questions About Myrtle Beach Pool Care

We hear from people all the time about a wide range of questions concerning your Myrtle Beach pool. Here are some of the most common questions and issues, and the information you need to answer them. The Top Ten Questions About Your Myrtle Beach Pool Care 1.   Why Is The Water Green? Usually, the answer is found in the chlorine. Not enough chlorine will cause green or black patches in corners, near steps, etc. Your pool needs the right amount of chlorine and it also needs proper water circulation in order to run correctly. The filter should be running at least 8 hours each day during high use season, and no less than 6 hours during colder months. Low chlorine levels can be caused by not checking and adding each evening as needed, not enough time with the pump running, black algae, or the chlorinator not working. If you have a saltwater pool, low salt can also cause insufficient chlorine levels. The answer is to shock the pool water and bring the chlorine levels back to normal. 2.   Why is my pool water cloudy? This takes us back to the first question because cloudy pool water is usually what you see when the water is getting ready to turn green. So, it would be crucial to check the chemical levels each evening and make sure you are adding the right amount. Calcium deposits from chlorine in a granular form could also contribute to cloudiness. Call us here at Elko Pools for advice on how to handle cloudy water! 3.   I think my pool might be leaking, what could be...
How To Prevent Injuries Related To Handling Pool Chemicals

How To Prevent Injuries Related To Handling Pool Chemicals

Pool chemicals are essential in maintaining swimming pools, particularly in keeping them clean and sanitized. Specific chemicals are used to prevent the pool water from becoming a breeding ground for bacteria and algae. Additionally, chemicals are also used to protect swimming pool equipment from corroding and scaling. Indeed, there are lots of benefits in using chemicals as part of regular swimming pool maintenance. Despite this, it is important to keep in mind that these are still chemicals that need proper handling. Improper handling and storage can result in injuring the pool owners and members of the household as well as causing harm to the environment. This is why it is also important for pool owners who opt to handle chemicals on their own to learn about effective use of these pool chemicals. Below is a list of tips for pool owners on how to effectively handle pool chemicals to prevent injuries. Build a suitable storage area for your chemicals The best way to keep children and pets from playing with chemicals is to store them in a suitable storage area. Elko Spas, Billiards & Pools recommends a storage area that has spill containment features. These features will help keep spills and leaks from your chemicals in a single place, preventing them from mixing with other chemicals in the storage area including those that you use for a different purpose. It also helps if you have a suitable fire suppression equipment in your storage area, preferably near where you place your chemicals. Make sure the equipment is accessible so you can easily reach them in times of an emergency. In addition to this, experts also...
Overview Of Pool Chemicals That May Cause Allergies

Overview Of Pool Chemicals That May Cause Allergies

Keeping yourself fit and staying safe while having fun in the swimming pool is great. Apart from all the fun and excitement that you get, have you ever encountered changes in your body after having a dip in the pool? If the answer is yes, then what you have experienced is an allergic reaction. If you love swimming in pools, don’t you think it is about time for you to learn something about it. There have been several reports swimming pool chemicals can trigger allergic reactions. These reports were also backed by many different scientific studies. These allergies differ according to their type and intensity based on the individual who is affected. It does not matter whether they are physically fit or not. Chlorine – it is one of the most commonly used chemicals for swimming pools and hot tubs. Although it is an effective solution when it comes to sanitizing the pool, chlorine can cause allergies. Some of these allergic reactions are brought on by chlorine intolerance. The affected individual may have difficulty in breathing, which can result in asthma, swollen and watery eyes, nose stuffiness, and skin itchiness. Bromine – this swimming pool chemicals is used as an alternative to bromine. It is also an effective sanitizer but it can trigger allergic contact dermatitis. Potassium Monopersulfate – this chemical is generally used to “shock” the hot tub or the swimming pool for better chlorine efficiency. However, this chemical may cause skin itchiness or skin rashes. Calcium Hypochlorite – this substance is effective at sanitizing and disinfecting swimming pools. However, it can also cause contact dermatitis and asthma....
Swimming Pool Prep Tips For Spring

Swimming Pool Prep Tips For Spring

After a long cold winter season, the majority of us are expecting a summer season that is filled with various exciting outdoor activities having fun at the backyard swimming pool. But before sending out invites for the very first large pool celebration, make sure that you prepare your swimming pool for the upcoming spring season so the water will remain crystal clear throughout the whole summer. Provided here is a simple springtime swimming pool tune-up checklist in order to help prepare the pool for the warm summertime to come. If you have had your pool covered during winter, be sure to take it off and store it properly. Evaluate all the swimming pool tools for damages and if any of its components require replacement. Clean the filters and also inspect the grids or cartridges if they need to be swapped out. For the sand filters, replace or backwash the sand as indicated in the owner’s manual. As soon as the filters are ready to go, turn them on so you can thoroughly check. The pump should work correctly and don’t forget to check for potential signs of damage or upkeep problems. When the Myrtle Beach swimming pool equipment is in working order, it’s time to address the water chemistry. Making use of a test set with brand-new reagents, assess all parameters required for the water chemistry or take a sample of water to the local pool shop for analysis. When you have the results, you can start slowly making adjustments to bring the water into the appropriate chemical equilibrium. Balancing the chemicals according to the Langelier Saturation Index will...
Maintaining Water Balance With Proper Use Of Pool Chemicals

Maintaining Water Balance With Proper Use Of Pool Chemicals

  Most experts agree that the key to maintaining the right water balance is the proper use and handling of pool chemicals. On the other hand, water balance can be confusing and complicated for many homeowners. This is why they often tend to hire professionals to help maintain their swimming pools. There are other homeowners, however, who prefer not to work with service providers and contractors. These homeowners opt to maintain their swimming pools on their own. And most often, they have limited knowledge in swimming pool maintenance and water chemistry. If you are among these pool owners, this article will provide you with the basic knowledge that you need in order to effectively maintain your swimming pool. Why is maintaining water balance important? The first thing you need to learn about is the importance of maintaining the right water balance and chemistry. According to swimming pool professionals and Myrtle Beach pool chemicals experts, maintaining pool water balance helps ensure safety and comfort of anyone who uses the swimming pool as well as prevent corrosion of the parts of the swimming pool and your pool equipment. The right water balance is necessary to ensure your swimming pool is highly protected from the development of bacteria and algae. If you know how to maintain the right balance, you will not have to worry about frequently disinfecting your pool, especially before and after you use it. Moreover, you do not have to regularly check for algae development. You do not want these in your swimming pool because they may cause harm and trigger diseases to anyone who will use your pool....